|Bridget Rule, Commercial Artist, Art Waves #144|
After teaching art in elementary and high schools, Bridget Rule went back to school and became a commercial artist. She was hired by Gibson Greeting Cards of Cincinnati, and worked in an idyllic kind of "art factory" for almost a decade and a half before the computer and other factors put an end to that world. This episode of Art Waves will give you great insight into one of the casualties of the new technology: the in-house card company.
Keywords: Loren Long; Wayne Wright; Karen Sisung; Gibson Greetings; freelancing; Helen Steiner Rice; Patsy Cline; Barack Obama
|Leif Peng, Graphic Illustrator, Art Waves #141|
Inside a box of used comic books given to him as a child, Leif Peng found his life's passion and grew up to become a commercial artist. Then, through a second gift--the reference file of a deceased colleague--he found another passion, the brilliance of the magazine illustrators of the mid-twentieth century. He has turned this second gift into a blog called Today's Inspiration. Open Art Waves #141 to find inspiration, passion and treasure.
Keywords: Bud Fente; Ogilvie & Mather; Barbara Bradley; The Charles E. Cooper Studio; Today's Inspiration; freelancing; Penny Arcade; Jamie Hewlett; Gorillaz